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English Language Programs

ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES

UOWD College offers a range of English language programs structured around our English Language Framework.

The framework consists of three main stages and is designed to be flexible while rigorous. Our English programs are mapped to the framework to ensure that students are correctly placed to maximise their language development.

All our language courses are delivered by native-speaking and highly qualified instructors.

UOWD English Language Pathway

This program is for students who need to enhance their English language skills in order to progress to undergraduate programs. Entry to the course is at IELTS level 3.5-4.0/CFR A2+/B1. Students entering at a lower level, will join the Global English Skills program first before progressing to the UOWD English Language Pathway program.

The program is a 280 hour course delivered over 14 weeks and is taught by native speaker-level, highly qualified and experienced instructors. The first 12 weeks consist of grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing with an academic focus. The final two weeks focus specifically on preparation for the IELTS test.

Cost:
AED 12,720* (14 Weeks)

Note: Price does not include text books.
*VAT inclusive

Global English Skills

This general program is for students who want to improve their overall English Language Skills for everyday use, future study or work, or for those who wish to enrol for the UOWD English language skills program but do not fulfil the minimum English language requirements yet. The courses are 12 weeks (240 hours) and run each semester (Autumn, Spring and Summer).

Entry requirements: CEFR A1+/A2 IELTS 2.5 - 3.0

Cost:
AED 11,760* (12 Weeks)
AED 7,350* (6 Weeks)

Note: Price does not include text books.
*VAT inclusive

Part-Time Study

The three stages of the Global English Skills program (refer to The English Language Framework below) are also available in through part-time study. Each stages consists of 4 courses delivered over 4 evenings a week (Sunday to Wednesday) from 6:00pm–9:30pm.

Each course lasts for three and a half weeks.

Cost:
AED 2,400 (VAT inclusive)

Booster Courses

These intensive 2-week courses are for students who need some additional tuition in order to meet the passing standards of the levels. The courses run at the end of each semester.

The English Language Framework

The English Language Framework consists of three stages:

Stage 1: Core English Skills

Develops each of the four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking, with an emphasis on grammar and vocabulary development.
Entry Requirements:CEFR A1+/A2 IELTS entry 2.5 -3.0
 
Stage 2: Key English Skills

Stage 2 continues to develop core skills in listening, reading, and speaking, and introduces writing, grammar and vocabulary development in an academic context.
Entry Requirements:CEFR A2+/B1 IELTS entry 3.5-4.0

Stage 3: Higher English Skills

Stage 3 builds on the core skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing for academic, professional and social purposes. There is continuous focus on writing, encouraging students to develop their critical thinking in different types of academic essays.

Program Outcome

Successful completion of these courses can lead to an IELTS preparation course and to further study at UOWD or elsewhere.

Placement Test

For all of our English language programs, you will need to take a placement test in order for us to assess
your level of English. A placement test fee is applicable.

For either program, you will need to take a placement test in order for us to assess your level of English. You will need to take the placement test when you apply for English Language programs at the English Language Centre. The placement test fee is AED 105 (VAT inclusive). You can sit the test between Sunday to Thursday (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.). 

To make a booking for the placement test, call or email the English Language Centre office. Contact details provided below:

University of Wollongong in Dubai
English Language Centre
Block 14, Knowledge Park
P.O. Box 20183
Dubai, UAE
Tel +971 4 278 1783 / +971 4 278 1785
Fax: +971 4 367 2760
Email: LSCadmin@uowdubai.ac.ae

Intake Dates

Intake Every Term (View Term Dates)
Delivery Mode Full time (5 days a week: 20 hours per week over 12 weeks)
Part-time (4 evenings per week: 49 hours over 3 and a half weeks)
 

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